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The most common mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract are gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) and smooth muscle neoplasms; however, other soft tissue tumors may also present in the intestines and cause diagnostic dilemmas. We report the case of a 27-year old primigravid, with no known complications, who underwent cesarean section for cephalopelvic disproportion. Intraoperatively, a well-demarcated, solid mass measuring 1.5 x 1.0 x 0.7 cm was noted at the jejunum. The patient underwent segmental resection of the mass. Microscopic examination of the mass reveals a non-encapsulated, solid mass composed of bland spindle cells and dense, hyalinized collagen in whorls and bundles. Dystrophic calcifications and a lymphoplasmacytic inflammatory infiltrate are seen within the collagen bundles. Immunohistochemical staining with desmin, CD117, and DOG-1 was done, which are all negative. The case was signed out as calcifying fibrous tumor (CFT). Inclusion of CFTs in the differential diagnoses for mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract is important, as these neoplasms are benign and have an excellent prognosis.
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